Returning to Columbus with BCMC 2020
If you missed BCMC Columbus last year, you’ll have your chance to attend BCMC Columbus this year! An excellent conference destination, it seems a great choice during these uncertain times.
A walkable, visitor-friendly downtown with ample hotels, restaurants, and other attractions,...
Sixty Years of Machines, Part VI
Part VI: Roller Gantries Enhanced
As housing boomed in the mid-1980s, truss plants needed better equipment. Among those was Heart Truss and Engineering in Michigan. Heart was also benefitting from booming auto plants nearby. Their production head, Bob LePoire, pondered how to keep up....
Sixty Years of Machines, Part V
Part V: The Gantry Gains Ground
The roller gantry had two major obstacles to clear in the 1970s, both erected by its inventor, Carroll Sanford. Both were delineated in hard-to-evade U.S. Patents. The first was on the machine itself and the second was on the connector plate that it required....
BCMC Planning – The Great Debate on Saws
We’re now starting the daunting but exciting task of planning for the next Building Component Manufacturers Conference, being held September 22–25 in Indianapolis, IN. As we gear up, we ask ourselves – what is the most important piece of equipment to show, what is the message...
Reflections on 2019
The Spida Team
As we head towards Christmas and a well-earned break for everyone, we take the opportunity to reflect on all of the hard work that everyone has done in 2019 and thank our Spida customers and staff for all of their wonderful support in the last year.
Square 1 Transition to Spida USA
Setting Our Course at BCMC 2019
The 38th annual Building Component Manufacturers Conference (BCMC) took place in late October at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in downtown Columbus, Ohio. More than 1,700 people attended this year’s convention, which showcased 124 exhibitors with the theme of “Set Your...
Cheers to Good Times in Columbus
The weather was pleasant, the accommodations were good, and the people were awesome. I must admit – my “Countdown to BCMC” series got me excited about the show, and I’m very glad I went!
To everyone who gave me a warm welcome – Thank you!
To everyone who...
BCMC – The Great Show of 2019
The BCMC 2019 in Columbus, Ohio was a throwback to the “not to be missed” shows of the early 2000s. It was an amazing turnout for attendees and exhibitors alike and the energy displayed by all was contagious, making the two days on the floor fly by. Every attendee that we spoke to...
Set the Course of Your Business
Many of us just returned from this year’s BCMC show. How appropriate it was to be in Columbus, a city named after a visionary who discovered the new world, and the theme was “Set Your Course.” In your business, no matter the role you serve, you have a chance to set the course...
You speak, Vekta listens.
An 8-bunk PackFeeder that takes up virtually NO extra space!
Few people likely realize that many, actually most, of Vekta’s great ideas and innovations originated with our customers. At the BCMC in Columbus, Ohio, Vekta’s MD Ed Serrano was chatting with a long-standing Vekta...